Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Psalm 71:14-16 NIV 2011

As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.

My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long—though I know not how to relate them all.

I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.

 

The author of this Psalm knew God was with him from his youth but states in verse 9, “Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.” Many Bible editors believed Psalm 70 by David was the introduction to this Psalm. The author’s hope was unshakeable: Psalm 25:3, 131:3. He gave thanks. Psalm 9:1, “I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart…” God consistently delivered him. At the temple he proclaimed God’s righteous deeds. God’s saving grace propels His people to proclaim His saving power.

 

I remember being asked many years ago, “What are you doing for the cause of Christ?” That question led me to BSF. Many church friends were attending and growing in the Lord. After studying God’s Word in depth, I saw a need to model how God was at work in my life. I remember the first time I was working on a BSF lesson in the break room. A colleague asked what I was doing and I proudly proclaimed His saving power.

 

What helps us seize daily opportunities?

 

Proclaiming Jesus together,

S

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